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Smoky Braised Chicken & Gnocchi

August 9, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post

I’ll be honest and say that the flavor of this dish is not exceptional; its very simple. After all, there’s really only paprika and a bit of salt & pepper. But it was a deliciously simple dinner. I’ll definitely make it again – hubby really enjoyed it and it was so easy. Its perfect for an easy weeknight meal! Seriously – I don’t remember the last time I made such an easy dinner!

Oh and I need one of those fat remover thingies that doesn’t require chilling broth first… a little too much grease from using drumsticks! Hubby had no complaints though :-)

Smoky Braised Chicken & Gnocchi

2 pounds chicken drumsticks
kosher salt and pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 c chicken stock
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
2 yellow onions, cut into wedges
1 pound gnocchi (refrigerated or shelf-stable)

Heat oven to 400° F. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and season with salt & pepper.

Heat oil in a large ovenproof saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is crisp, about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken and add broth, paprika, and onions. Transfer to oven and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add the gnocchi and continue cooking until the gnocchi are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Source: Adapted from Real Simple

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

kamaile August 9, 2008 at 12:09 pm

This does look like a really simple and delicious dish to make. I’ll have to try it.


joelen August 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Mmm… that looks so comforting!


Candace August 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm

That looks fabulous… I love simple mid-week dishes like this!


gkbloodsugar October 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Don’t under-sell it! It looks fantastic.
I see an Onion in there too, so it’s gotta be good.

Nice work.


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